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Exactly...BTW, on a smaller boat, you might not need a six-to-one purchase, and might be able to get away with just a four-to-one or so.

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Oh, I see it now. The trippleblock and boom just slide thru the sheets side to side until it's all tight. makes perfect sense all of a sudden.

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Yeah, I am pretty sure it's 4:1 on this boat.

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I'm not sure but I think this arrangement is called a Crosby rig. 4:1 is more than adequate for my 23 footer. The single cam cleat is mounted on a Harken 144 swivel on the port side, along with a hexaratchet block. I've never felt the need to switch the ratchet on. The sheet is easily cleated or released with a flick of the wrist from either side.



I use a powerful boom vang in lieu of a traveler. I started with a 3:1 tackle and added a single block to cascade it to 6:1. The picture shows another block in the system to make it 12:1 but that was TOO powerful--I bent the boom.

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I'm not sure but I think this arrangement is called a Crosby rig. 4:1 is more than adequate for my 23 footer. The single cam cleat is mounted on a Harken 144 swivel on the port side, along with a hexaratchet block. I've never felt the need to switch the ratchet on. The sheet is easily cleated or released with a flick of the wrist from either side.



I use a powerful boom vang in lieu of a traveler. I started with a 3:1 tackle and added a single block to cascade it to 6:1. The picture shows another block in the system to make it 12:1 but that was TOO powerful--I bent the boom.
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This is how the Nor'Sea 27' is rigged.

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This is how the Nor'Sea 27' is rigged.

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